Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Jaqueline Woodson in Madison October 20

A free public lecture by Jacqueline Woodson

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
UW- Madison, Varsity Hall, Union South

Jacqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, for which she also received the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award for outstanding children’s nonfiction. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.  She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children. Among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her first book for adults, Another Brooklyn, was published this year, and has just been shortlisted for the National Book Award.

Books will be available for sale from A Room of One’s Own and a signing will follow the lecture.

The annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture is sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Friends of the CCBC. This event is part of the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival.    
KT Horning 263-3721

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